Lehman lets Weil Gotshal reclaim bankruptcy lead from Kirkland

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP is advising Lehman Brothers on its bankruptcy filing. US firm Weil Gotshal, the No. 1 bankruptcy firm for decades representing almost every historic restructuring from Enron Corp. to WorldCom Inc., will preside over asset sales of about $639 billion -- as much as six times larger than any other Chapter 11 case. Weil Gotshal appeared about to be dethroned this year, when Chicago-based Kirkland & Ellis was leading the bankruptcy rankings by June, handling six of the 12 largest cases, according to Bloomberg.

bloomberg.com Lehman lets Weil Gotshal reclaim bankruptcy lead from Kirkland
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 bloomberg.com